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What would be the best cooler for i7 3960x?
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  1. Budget?
  2. it's not on budget as long as it will last ages and is quiet.
  3. Why not go custom watercooling? If not, then go with the Noctua NH-D14!! Just make sure it can fit.
  4. amuffin said:
    Why not go custom watercooling? If not, then go with the Noctua NH-D14!! Just make sure it can fit.


    I think that there are too many problems with water cooling, I dont want to burn anything or invest into a new cooler 2 years down
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    My options are Noctua NH-D14, ZALMAN CNPS12X or Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK. What about cooler masters H-100? I won't go custom water cooling. Which one would be quiter and superior to the others performance wise?
  6. The Noctua NH-D14 is one of the better air coolers out there. I haven't heard much about the Phanteks cooler but by design it looks to be very close to that of the Noctua. I recently used the Corsair H100 and that thing is a beast if you are looking for a closed loop water cooler but I think I would rather go with the Noctua next time.


    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
  7. Is there any diference in performance betwen Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK, Noctua NH-D14 and Corsair H100? As I understand ZALMAN CNPS12X is not that good. As well Will they fit Rampage4 ext. With Gskills RAM with heatsinks. These look huge.
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